In this great new series from RTÉ Martin Shanahan and Paul Flynn take to the road in a mobile kitchen to tour the Irish coast, comparing the culinary traditions and beautiful produce of the landscape as they go. Stopping in villages in the counties of Clare, Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Louth and Wexford, as well as Dublin, Martin and Paul meet both fishermen and producers and source the best they have to offer before cooking rival dishes – surf 'n' turf – for local consumption and competition.
This exciting book contains all those dishes plus a host more – 80 in all – divided into chapters on Starters & Soups, Salads, Quick, Slow & Easy, Comfort Food and Food to Impress. Martin’s fresh, modern seafood dishes include Rock Salmon Tempura, with Smoked Paprika and Sweet Garlic Aioli; Crispy Fried Sea Bass with a Green Olive, Red Pepper Tapenade and Pan-Fried Brill with Sugar Snap Peas and Hazelnut Butter; whilst Paul’s dishes from the turf feature the rich tastes of Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Melting Pears, Cloves and Thyme; Twice-Baked Cashel Blue Soufflé with Beetroot and Ginger Chutney and a Warm Corned Beef Sandwich with Celeriac and Raisin Relish to eat on the hoof. All the recipes are easy to cook in a domestic kitchen and the book is packed with hints and tips on how to make the best of good local produce.
|Martin Shanahan is the chef/owner of Fishy Fishy restaurant in Kinsale, which opened in 2006. In 2009, Martin filmed the first of a successful series of television programmes, Martin's Mad About Fish. This spawned a second series in 2011, Martin's Still Mad About Fish, both filmed for RTE Cork. Martin also has three successful cookbooks to his name.
Martin was the Irish contestant in last year's Celtic Cook Off and will be returning this year to be a judge both for this event and the Taste of West Cork Food Festival's Schools' Competition.
|Paul Flynn, chef and owner of The Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan, County Waterford is renowned for cooking modern Irish food. He was the cookery writer for the Irish Times and has written two previous cookbooks, An Irish Adventure with Food (Food and Wine cookbook of the year 2003) and Second Helpings which contains a selection of spectacular recipes using seasonal food.
Paul Flynn's 8-part TV show Paul Flynn's Irish Food aired on RTE 1 in 2011.